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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:53:45 +0200 (MET DST)
From: (Greg Lehey)
To: (W Mark Maynard II)
Cc: (FreeBSD Questions)
Subject:   Re: Trouble mounting CDROM
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "W Mark Maynard II" at Sep 29, 96 10:24:43 pm

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W Mark Maynard II writes:
> I am having trouble mounting CDROMs on my CDROM drive. I have set up the
> following entry in /etc/fstab:
> /dev/wcd0c        /cdrom     cd9660    ro,noauto 0 0. There is a device
> entry for wcd0c in /dev and there is a /cdrom directory. When I try to run
> mount /cdrom, it says something like: /dev/wcd0c: device not configured.

Is the kernel detecting the CD-ROM drive at boot time?  Look at dmesg.
You should get something like:

  (aha0:6:0): "TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-3401TA 3353" type 5 removable SCSI 2
  cd0(aha0:6:0): CD-ROM cd present [305209 x 2048 byte records]

This is a SCSI drive, but the entries for an ATAPI drive should look
recognizable.  As others have said, you'll also get the message you
describe if the drive is empty.


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